A Back Door to Encryption Won't Stop Terrorists
"Whatever communication method the Paris assailants turn out to have used, providing back doors into commercial encryption probably won't prevent the next attack. Almost all the attackers were known to the authorities, and if they had been watched, their use of encryption programs would have itself invited closer scrutiny. There is, however, no way for intelligence services to watch every suspicious individual all the time, and the terrorists will always be able to use that to their advantage."
Thu Nov 19 12:58:35 2015 - permalink -